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How low yields and a lack of demand are leaving these buy-to-let landlords vulnerable

Britain’s once booming buy-to-let property market has slowed sharply over the past year as tax changes, such as the second home surcharge and the tapering of mortgage interest relief, have battered profits.

In a world in which high yield is no longer guaranteed, landlords are having to consider other ways to protect returns. 

New research from Gatehouse Bank shows the locations where landlords are most exposed, based on factors such as how long available rentals have been on the market, average yields, as well as the affordability ratio between salaries and rents.

Its analysis of these key metrics show that landlords in Winchester are most vulnerable because available rented homes sit empty for…

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